Discusses types of activities that are required to take people out of poverty and the role of social institutions in shaping the survival strategies of the poor.
Michael Woolcock is Professor of Social Science and Development Policy, and Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. From 1998-2007 he was a member of the Poverty Team within the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and from 2000-2006 was also a part-time Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has been a team member of two World Development Reports (including the 2000/01 report on ‘Attacking Poverty’), and has published extensively on the social dimensions of economic development, in particular the role of social institutions in shaping the survival and mobility strategies of the poor. An Australian national, he has an MA (1992) and PhD (1998) in sociology from Brown University.
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